March/April Virtual Wildflower Tour

While we’re all staying home and not doing group outings, Annette Seidenglanz will be taking us on a virtual tour of wildflowers (and other plants to be found in Vermont). She’s provided us so many posts we’ve separated them by month. Continue reading

Long Trail System closed

The Long Trail System (Long Trail and all side trails) along with several other trail systems on state lands have been closed to reduce the spread of the Corona virus and to protect the trails during mud season, and we ask you to stay off other portions of these trails not on state lands. Please recreate close to home (places you can walk to or bicycle to from your home). The complete statement on the trail closures is here,  the GMC page on its COVID 19 response is here, and the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation page is here.

(Virtual) Coffee with a Forester

Friday March 27th at 9:00 AM
This and other upcoming virtual forestry talks can be found here.
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GMC Response to the Coronavirus

The Green Mountain Club recently celebrated its 110th birthday and strives to be a positive member of our community. As the spread and impact of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues in our region we have decided to cancel all outings, events and in-person meetings during March and April. Continue reading

CANCELLED – Bolton Valley Celebration, Sunday, March 15

The 7th annual Bolton Valley Celebration that was to be held at the Bolton Backcountry and Nordic Sports Center on Sunday, March 15 has been cancelled due to concerns over COVID-19.

Trip reports for March 2020 (updated 3/8/2020)

3/8/2020 – Laraway
We met at 8:30 at the Cambridge park & ride the morning after the switch to DST, making it feel particularly early. Continue reading

Overnight camping? – The Case for Bear Canisters

There have been an increasing number of bear encounters on the Long Trail in Vermont in recent years. Continue reading

POSTPONED: Taylor Series: Day Hiking and Other Adventures in Newfoundland, Canada

The talk scheduled for February 27 has been postponed due to snow. The new date was changing, but we think it is now settled as April 2. Continue reading

Trip reports for February 2020 (last updated 3/8/2020)

2/29/2020 – Leap Day Hike to Spruce Ledge Camp
Well, this trip didn’t go exactly as planned. Continue reading

Trip reports for January 2020 (last updated 1/27/2020)

1/20/2020 – Burnt Rock
Two carpooled from Richmond Park and Ride, meeting the other two of us at the Hedgehog Brook trailhead in Fayston. Continue reading

Bolton Lodge Potluck held January 26th

Folks from the Burlington GMC gathered at Bolton Lodge on January 26 for the (new) traditional post-annual meeting pot luck and oyster stew.
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GMC Burlington Annual Meeting was held January 18

GMC Burlington Section Annual Meeting was held at the Faith United Methodist Church in South Burlington on Saturday Evening, January 18th. Continue reading